States Names Consumer Protection Director Featured

By Staff Writer May 13, 2019 356

Katherine A. Lemire has been appointed as executive deputy superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services’ newly created Consumer Protection and Financial Enforcement Division.

The new division combines the previously separate Enforcement and Financial Frauds and Consumer Protection divisions.

Prior to her appointment at DFS, Lemire was a partner at StoneTurn, an international consulting firm providing compliance and investigative services.  Before joining StoneTurn, Lemire founded and oversaw a risk and compliance firm, Lemire LLC, which merged into StoneTurn. 

Lemire previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York and as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

DFS’s Consumer Protection and Financial Enforcement Division is responsible for protecting and educating consumers and fighting consumer fraud, as well as ensuring that regulated entities comply with New York and federal law in relation to their activities serving the public. It is also responsible for developing investigative leads and intelligence in furtherance of the Department’s efforts to enforce the banking, insurance and financial services laws, with particular focus on the review and response to cybersecurity events and the development of supervisory, regulatory and enforcement policy and direction in the area of financial crimes.

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